HO Del : Rare superoutburst in August

HO Del is of particular interest because of its short period (Psh=0.0607 d), and unusual evolution of superhumps. P. A. Dubovsky reported a possible outburst of the short-period SU UMa-type dwarf nova HO Del (14.5:mag) on July 28. This outburst was not confirmed by follow-up observations. (vsnet-campaign-dn 1048). The object experienced a rare superoutburst started on August 27 detected by M. Reszelski. The last secure outburst detection dates back to 1996 August (vsnet-campaign-dn 1399). M. Moilanen performed time-series observations on August 29. The obtained light curve clearly showed superhumps with a period of 0.063262d (vsnet-campaign-dn 1419). The superoutburst continued until around September 8. The object significantly faded on September 9 (vsnet-campaign-dn 1534).

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